Men posing as police distract pensioner

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 96-year-old man was the victim of a distraction burglary in Backwell.

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a 96-year-old man was the victim of a distraction burglary in Backwell.

The incident happened at around 4.20pm on November 3 when the victim was at home alone in his house at Mariners Drive.

Three unknown men called at the door and claimed to be police before entering through a rear door.

Once inside the offenders told the vulnerable victim that a window was open in another room and also asked him if he had any money.


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It is believed the offenders then searched a drawer and left the home, although one of the men was still in the house when neighbours attended the address.

At this time it is known what, if anything, was stolen by the offenders.

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The first man is described as white and of stocky build and in his late 20s and was about 5ft 9ins tall.

He had short dark hair, a round face and was wearing a black duffle-style jacket.

The second male was also white, in his late 20s and of slim build. The third man is also described as similar.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed the incident, night know the offenders involved or may have seen anything suspicious in Backwell at the time.

Police are also reminding people to heed the Stop, Chain and Check message and never let anyone into their homes who they are not entirely comfortable with.

Anyone with information should contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.

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